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Opinion | Expand the use of OERs

Opinion | Expand the use of OERs
September 3, 2019
Students should take full advantage of the resources that the University offers, especially since the University has implemented Open Educational Resources.

Students use Facebook to create community

The Pitt student book exchange allows students to buy and sell notes and textbooks.
January 6, 2019
Facebook’s groups feature has become a way to connect people with similar interests or goals.

Latest textbook editions put an extra burden on students

Latest textbook editions put an extra burden on students
September 20, 2018
Being a college student is expensive. With average costs of books per academic year already soaring past the $1,000 mark, it only makes sense for professors to do everything they can to supplement information instead of mandating pricier new editions.

Courses cut costs as OERs come to Pitt

Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator
May 30, 2018

Thousands of students flock to Oakland every August to attend one of the most costly public schools in the United States. These students will either go The University Store on Fifth to buy their textbooks...

Pitt professors teach what they write

Elementary Statistics: Looking at the Big Picture, textbook written by Pitt Professor Nancy Pfenning, Ph.D.  (Photo by Rachel Glasser | News Editor)
September 13, 2017

Few students enjoy buying textbooks for their classes, but Olivia Raymond was eager to  purchase her elementary statistics textbook last spring knowing its author would also be her professor. “I...

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